Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Show Notes 04/20/2014

Sunday Show 4/20/14

History of Easter
The exact origins of this religious feast day’s name are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday.

Captain America beats off Johnny Depp and singing parrots
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" added another $26 million to its coffers, according to studio estimates Sunday, while Depp's sci-fi thriller, "Transcendence," opened in fourth place with $11 million.

Congressman introduces “Contempt Act” to withhold Eric Holder's salary
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) has introduced a bill called the "Contempt Act," which would prevent current and future federal employees from collecting their taxpayer-funded salaries as long as they're being held in contempt of Congress.

Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems
A shortage of whitefish in the Great Lakes region resulting partly from the winter deep freeze is coming at an inconvenient time for Jewish families: the Passover holiday, when demand is high because it's a key ingredient in a traditional recipe.

Colorado Dems abandon abortion bill after Archbishop leads rally at Statehouse
Democrats in the Colorado state Senate abandoned a NARAL-supported bill that would have banned “interference with an individual’s reproductive health care decisions” after Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila led a rally of more than a thousand pro-life activists on the steps of the statehouse Tuesday.

Stockpiles of Roche Tamiflu drug are waste of money, review finds
Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said on Thursday that governments who stockpile it are wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness is in doubt.

Five facts about Marijuana
Pot enthusiasts celebrate April 20 as the international day of marijuana. This drug, long outlawed in the United States, has gained growing public acceptance. Both Washington state and Colorado now allow legal sales of recreational marijuana to adults ages 21 or older.